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Old 10-27-2004, 07:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford 5.0 H.O. swap questions

I found a Ford 5.0L and am thinking about swapping it into my '76 40. Does anyone have experience with this swap? I hope to use the stock 4spd and install a Toybox and stock 4spd TC. Or maybe find a Ford tranny and use the Toybox to adapt to the LC transfer. Any suggestions or comments on how much added expense and hassle I may experience in going through with this swap? Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2004, 11:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is a great swap in my opinion. I honestly only chose to do a ford swap because i had worked on a ton of fords and knew nothing about GM engines but I love mine. Besides you dont have to worry about the distributor running into the fire wall.
I used a 351W (basicly a 302 with a longer stroke) but I had a 3 speed trany so i ditched it in favor of a NP435 (basicly the same as a T-18 but a little stronger and has a little lower 1st (6.68:1)). I used my stock 3 speed case.
There arent as many aftermarket swap parts such as engine mounts but if you arent scared of a little fab work it is not a big deal. I got my adaptor from AA and used a t-case rear crossmember from AA as well.
I would post pics but I dont have a red star yet (no good excuse) besides all my pics are on my computer at home. I will e-mail them to you tomorrow if you give me your e-mail addy.
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send them to me stewartsemeraro@comcast.net and will post em up. I want to see how the 351 looks in a LC. I also understand they are narrower so you don't have the header issues?

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Old 10-28-2004, 07:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I managed to leave the pics at the house but i will grab them at lunch.

I did have some header issues, however i found that stock Exploder V8 Headers fit between the block and the stock steering box (which has since been removed).
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What adapter did it take to match the 3sp TC with the 435?

What about slave cylinder/clutch/bellhousing?

What year engine are you running, is it EFI?

Oil pan clearance?

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Pics sent as well as pay pal for my red star.

I used an adapter from AA. It requires that you change the main shaft in the trany but since i was rebuilding it any way it wasnt an issue.

Because I used a Ford engine and trany i just used a stock bellhousing and clutch. I had to make my own mount for my stock hydro slave but it works fine with the Ford clutch fork.

The block is a 76 but it has E7 heads on it(same as a Fox body Mustang) the cam is a truck cam and i am running a Q-jet for now however i do have all the EFI stuff in a box waiting to go on.

I had no oil pan problems at all becaues of where i put the engine in the engine compartment and because it's a ford with the dizzy in the front you can move the engine far enough back that I didn't have any fan/ radiator issues either. The NP435 also causes no front driveshaft issues like i have seen with a 465 or a 420.

Not to sound like there werent any issues but the ones i ran into werent wern't very hard to fix.
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